Explore our wide array of free events including author talks, book discussions, crafts, and much more celebrating Pride Month.
The Library continues to fight against the growing nationwide trends in book banning—often targeting books that deal with LGBTQ+ issues, race, religion, and history—now with a new challenge for readers across the city. Together with Brooklyn Public Library and Queens Public Library, we call upon New Yorkers to read a selection of 10 banned or challenged titles to help make sure no perspectives, no voices, no identities are erased. Will you join us?
To get New Yorkers started with the NYC Banned Books Challenge, we’re making one of the books, popular YA title Last Night at the Telegraph Club by Malinda Lo, available with no waits via our free e-reader app SimplyE through June 26. Winner of the National Book Award and featured on NYPL’s 2021 Best Books for Teens list, this book explores issues of race and sexuality—and has been the subject of recent book banning efforts.
Discover a wide selection of recommended reads in different genres from our expert librarians and library staff.
- New LGBTQ Nonfiction for Pride 2022
- New LGBTQ Fiction for Pride 2022
- Staff Picks: Trans, Nonbinary, and Gender Nonconforming Reads
- New LGBTQ Reads for Adults
- LGBTQ Reads for Young Adults
- Libros infantiles y juveniles: voces transgénero, no binarias y de género disconforme
- Early Literacy Recommendations
- Stonewall and the History of LGBTQ Activism
- Classic Memoirs
- Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books with LGBT+ Characters
- Historical Fiction, 20 Years Before Stonewall
- LGBTQ+ Manga
From NYPL's Digital Collections: Essential Resources About LGBTQ Activism and History
NYPL has one of the world’s largest collections of LGBTQ history and materials regarding the social history of the AIDS crisis, many of which are available to view online. Explore our extensive collections, including academic and popular literature, rare books, little magazines, historic newspapers, at least 100,000 volumes, and over 300 archival collections—containing hundreds of thousands of letters, manuscripts, photographs, posters, and other items.
When you donate to NYPL’s LGBTQ Initiative, you provide critical funds to help the Library build, preserve, and increase access to its LGBTQ collections not only for New Yorkers, but for people across the country and around the world.
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